Chanute And Herring Prepare To Leave For Kitty Hawk - Sunday, September 28, 1902
Chanute tells Wilbur that he and Mr. Herring will leave for Norfolk on October 1st taking the "Big Four & Ches [Chesapeake] & Ohio" [trains]. They will leave for Manteo during the afternoon of October 3rd. If Wilbur needs any supplies while Chanute is in Elizabeth City he should leave a letter at the boat office. Chanute will wire Wilbur to keep him posted on their arrival time. They will get a boat on October 4th to take them to the Outer Banks.
They will bring blankets and either hammocks to sleep in or canvas to make cots.